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Manish Narwal won gold at Tokyo Paralympics, 10 facts about him

10 facts about manish narwal
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Manish Narwal, a 19-year-old shooter, who already has the world record, broke the Paralympic record to win gold in P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1.

He was on the verge of elimination again but fought back with remarkable composure to clinch the medal many expected of him. Prime minister Modi congratulated him.

10 Things about Manish Narwal

  • Manish Narwal always wanted to become a footballer but a congenital ailment in his right hand meant he couldn’t pursue his passion. So he decided to take up shooting in 2016.
  • He was 15 years old, he was ranked 13th in the world at the age of just 16, and has been a consistently top performer since 2017.
  • Between 2016 and 2019, he pocketed a stunning 19 medals across different competitions. Some of his top achievements include winning gold at the 2018 Asian Para Games, three medals at the 2019 World Championships (Sydney).
  • He was bestowed with the Arjuna Award in August 2020.
  • His hobbies are watching movies and playing football.
  • He idolizes Usain Bolt and Lionel Messi.
  • The name of his coach is Subhash Rana.
  • He comes from a sports-oriented family in Ballabhgarh in Haryana, His father is also a sportsman.
  • Narwal’s younger brother is also in the shooting. He is only eleven years old, has already made it to the Indian shooting squad.
  • Manish Narwal has become an idol for many players and future Olympic aspirants.
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